HO Hong-Hsiung （b.
Ho Hong-hsiung was born in Xinwu, Taoyuan and received his art education at the National Taiwan University of Arts. He later pursued his master’s degree at the Fontbonne University. His art creations touch on a variety of domains including sculpture/installation, oil painting, landscape design, and public art. In addition, he has attempted to incorporate sculpture with modern poetry, music, modern dance, and laser.
Artwork - A Spatiotemporal Gate
Driftwood and stones
The issue of reusing recycled waste has always attracted my utmost attention. Typhoons are a unique phenomenon in Taiwan and bring forth a considerable amount rain as well as disasters such as debris flows. Since the passage of a typhoon more than a decade ago, I have created a large-scale landscape installation (using ocean driftwood) in the Guishan Island as well as a driftwood installation called “Worry-free Gate” (spanning nearly 100 meters long) in Ekegang, Xinwu District.
This work of art was inspired by the concept of protecting the earth, in which the notions of time and space were used to construct a regeneration door for driftwood as well as to facilitate interactions between trees, stones, and people. Such endeavors exemplify how Taoyuan is the door to Taiwan. In addition, this art work embodies the “pulses” of mountains and seas. The design of this art work contains three circles that cross each other (the use of circles was inspired by the word “yuan” in Taoyuan (where the pronunciation of “yuan” is identical to that of “circle” in Mandarin)), nine large driftwood-made pillars, connectors made from small and medium-sized driftwood, and two wind-powered driftwood suspensions; natural stones are placed at the bottom of the art work. All visitors are invited to sit quietly and meditate at this art work.